Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil (Psalm 37:8)
When Abraham Lincoln had to write a letter to someone who had irritated him, he would often write two letters. The first letter was deliberately insulting. Then, having gotten those feelings out of his system, he would tear it up and write a second letter, this one tactful and discreet.
Anger is normal. We experience it everyday and even the Bible tells a few story of when Jesus got angry. But what differentiates it to sinning is our response to anger. Are we going to let ourselves get out of control and become the Hulk or are we going to face it with a peaceful and calm attitude, trying to solve the problem?
Without God’s peace in our hearts, its easy for us to boil out of proportion, to get mad before rationalizing and using logic to respond. I’ve known Christians who rarely let they become angry because with anger, no problem is solved but instead magnified.
“Lord, teach me to suppress my anger. Teach me to manage is so I may not react in anger in difficult situations. Help me so I may be wise. I pray the spirit of anger within me will be taken away in Your name and only Your peace will fill me. In Your Name I pray, Amen.”